Sting-Ray Afternoons - A Memoir

Author(s): Steve Rushin

Biographys & Memoirs

ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017

A wild and bittersweet memoir of a classic '70s childhood


It's a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons and advertising jingles that they'll be humming all day. A father-one of 3M's greatest and last eight-track-salesman fathers-traveling across the country on the brand-new Boeing 747, providing for his family but wanting nothing more than to get home.


It's Steve Rushin's story: of growing up within a '70s landscape populated with Bic pens, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, lightsabers and those oh-so-coveted Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. Sting-Ray Afternoons paints an utterly fond, psychedelically vibrant, laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of an exuberant decade. With sidesplitting commentary, Rushin creates a vivid picture of a decade of wild youth, cultural rebirth, and the meaning of parental, brotherly, sisterly, whole lotta love.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780316392259
  • : Little Brown & Company
  • : Back Bay Books
  • : July 2018
  • : ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 973.924092
  • : 336
  • : Steve Rushin
  • : Paperback
  • : English